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William J. Brady, Jr., 80

HOLDERNESS — William Joseph Brady, JR., 80, of Springer Lane, died April 5, 2013 at The Retreat at Golden View Health Care Center, in Meredith, after a period of failing health.
Born in Lowell Massachusetts on December 9, 1932, he was the son of William J. SR, and Sarah (Fitzgerald) Brady. William grew up in Lowell and graduated from Keith Academy, class of 1950. He also graduated from Merrimack College in Andover, MA. He resided in the Lowell area for many years and has been a resident of Holderness for the past six years.
William worked as a social worker for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for thirty-seven years.
William was a communicant of the Holy Trinity Parish, Saint Matthews Roman Catholic Church, in Plymouth.
He was a US Army veteran.
William was predeceased by his brother Robert E. Brady of Lowell, who died in 2008.
William is survived by his wife of thirty-nine years, Margaret Rose (Moore) Brady of Holderness, daughters, Denise E. (Moore) McGlone and her husband Mark, of Plymouth, Joanna E. (Moore) Flanagan and her husband Mark of Lexington, MA, five grandchildren and several cousins.
Calling Hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St, Plymouth, on Wednesday 6pm to 8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Holy Trinity Parish, St. Matthews Church, School St, Plymouth on Thursday at 11am. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Plymouth Regional Senior Center, 8 Depot St, Plymouth, NH. 03264.
To sign William's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 April 2013 11:42

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Virginia L. Smith, 92

FRANKLIN — Virginia L. Smith, 92, a resident of the Golden Crest Assisted Living Facility and formerly of 3 Ledgecroft Place, Laconia, died at the Franklin Regional Hospital on Friday, March 22, 2013. She was the widow of Malcolm V. Smith who died in 2006.
Mrs. Smith was born May 12, 1920 in Lynnfield, Mass., the daughter of the late Hannah Wheeler (Pingree) and George E. Lambert., Jr. She resided and attended local schools in Lynnfield, Mass. and was a 1942 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H.
In 1994, Mrs. Smith moved to Laconia where she was a member of the Laconia Congregational Church. She was a founder and member of the Loon Pond Owners Association and was a member of the University of New Hampshire Lakes Region Alumni Chapter.
Survivors include a son, Brewster L. Smith, of Manchester; a daughter, Kathryn L. Smith, of Newbury, Vermont and a granddaughter, Sarah E. Smith, of Manchester, NH. In addition to her husband and her parents, Mrs. Smith was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy L. Robinson.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Laconia Congregational Church, 18 Veterans Square at 10:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Malcolm and Virginia Smith Endowed Prize Fund.  Address: UNH Foundation Elliot Alumni Ctr, 9 Edgewood Rd, Durham, NH.  03824-1934.  Attn: Gift and data management. This fund recognizes graduating seniors in Liberal Arts for progress and achievement in undergraduate studies.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 April 2013 11:29

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James M. Leahy, 71

STONINGTON, Connecticut — James Michael ("Mike") Leahy, 71, of Stonington, CT, husband of Deborah Kotchen, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.
Born in Laconia, NH, he was the son of the late Dr. Roland and Margaret Leahy and lived in Stonington, CT for the past decade. He previously resided in West Hartford and Westport.
Mike was a member of two Laconia High School state championship ski teams and was a nationally ranked water ski jumper in the 1950s. He graduated from the University of Connecticut.
Professionally, Mike spent 25 years in the advertising business in New York and London. He was Executive Vice President and Managing Director at Saatchi & Saatchi, and held previous positions with Young & Rubicam, Needham Harper & Steers and Dancer Fitzgerald Sample. His clients included P&G, Bristol-Myers, Sara Lee, M&M Mars, Xerox and the United States Olympic Committee.
In 1991, Mike launched his own consulting business, providing marketing services to Connecticut Departments of Labor, Health and Tourism, The Newspaper Association of America, Drugs Don't Work!, Special Olympics World Games, Forbes, Business Week and three Connecticut governors through the Connecticut Economic Resource Center.
Mike served on the board of directors for Special Olympics Connecticut, Stonington Free Library, Stonington Village Improvement Association and Stonington Harbor Yacht Club.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children from a former marriage with Carol Leahy of Westport; daughter, Wendy Leahy and her husband Michael Grand of Brooklyn, NY; son, Michael Leahy and his wife Aimee of Brooklyn, NY; three step-children, Elizabeth Neave and her husband Jonathan of Monkton, MD, Matthew Kotchen and his wife Elinor of Washington, DC; and Andrew Kotchen and his wife Emily of Irvington, NY; two brothers, Richard and John Leahy both of Laconia, NH; and five beloved grandchildren, Ethan Grand, Mia Leahy, Spencer Neave, Grace and William Kotchen.
He was predeceased by his grandson Charles Neave, whom he now joins to resume their exciting summer adventures.
Mike was an avid sailor and skier with boundless energy, and his sense of humor, selflessness and kind heart will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on April 20, 2013 at the Calvary Church, 26 Church St., Stonington, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of J. Michael Leahy to Special Olympics Connecticut at 2666 State Street, Hamden, CT, 06517.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 April 2013 11:26

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Evelyn M. Fuller, 80

TILTON — Evelyn May Fuller, 80, a longtime resident of Tilton died Friday, April 05, 2013 at the Mountain Ridge-Genesis Center in Franklin following a period of failing health. Evelyn was born in Laconia, June 30, 1932, daughter of Frederick O. Fuller and Christine M. (Perkins) Fuller. She had lived in the Sanbornton-Tilton areas all of her life. She was employed for many years at the former Tilton Endless Belt Company, worked in the dietary department at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton for ten years, Shaws Supermarket and Abundant Life Company. She enjoyed raising cows, sheep and rabbits. Evelyn also enjoyed gardening. Over the years she was a member of the Future Farmers of America and local Granges. Evelyn was a longtime member of the Northfield-Tilton Congregational Church in Tilton.
In addition to her parents, Evelyn was predeceased by her sister Agnes Fuller and her brother Charles Fuller.
She leaves nephews and numerous good friends.
A private graveside service will be held at the family lot in Park Cemetery in Tilton.
Those wishing may make a memorial contribution in Evelyn's name to the Franklin Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Friday, 05 April 2013 10:20

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